Sarah Simpson

“Say cheese, uh, apple… nine-year-old Jason Moran and mum Bonnie are all smiles over a number of sales made during “apple day” of local cubs and beavers. Jason, a wolf cub, was one of 22 boys who, with the ready assistance of mothers, sold several boxes of apples in money-raising scheme for various projects.” (<em>The Lake News</em> Nov. 26, 1980)

Flashback: Crime wave, canoe misfortune and a highway lawsuit

Welcome to Lake Flashback. Reporter Sarah Simpson has been combing through old…

“Say cheese, uh, apple… nine-year-old Jason Moran and mum Bonnie are all smiles over a number of sales made during “apple day” of local cubs and beavers. Jason, a wolf cub, was one of 22 boys who, with the ready assistance of mothers, sold several boxes of apples in money-raising scheme for various projects.” (<em>The Lake News</em> Nov. 26, 1980)
Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson Column: If you don’t have anything nice to say…

Dear Sarah, the letter began. I hope you mail a note from…

Sarah Simpson
Equipment demolished what is left of a house on Mountain View Drive near Lake Cowichan after a house fire this morning, Nov. 27, 2020, as firefighters continued to pump water onto the smouldering remains. (Sarah Simpson/Gazette)
Equipment demolished what is left of a house on Mountain View Drive near Lake Cowichan after a house fire this morning, Nov. 27, 2020, as firefighters continued to pump water onto the smouldering remains. (Sarah Simpson/Gazette)
The VIJHL's Kerry Park Islanders' games have been cancelled due to COVID-19.

Isles victorious before league shutdown

The Kerry Park Islanders were able to sneak in one last game…

The VIJHL's Kerry Park Islanders' games have been cancelled due to COVID-19.
No face-offs until at least Dec. 8 after the BCHL shuts down pre-sesason play. (Citizen file)

Cowichan Capitals’ exhibition season cut short

BCHL cancels remainder of the pre-season

No face-offs until at least Dec. 8 after the BCHL shuts down pre-sesason play. (Citizen file)
Gracie couldn’t stop nursing from her previous owner’s goats which was problematic given the goats were trying to be dried out to breed. Gracie now lives at A Home for Hooves. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Cowichan animal sanctuary gets international accreditation

A Home for Hooves farm sanctuary accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

Gracie couldn’t stop nursing from her previous owner’s goats which was problematic given the goats were trying to be dried out to breed. Gracie now lives at A Home for Hooves. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
The field at Sherman Road is closed to travelling teams after soccer is shut down due to COVID-19. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Soccer in Cowichan put on hold due to COVID-19

“We have a temporary clarification that we can’t travel to other communities”

The field at Sherman Road is closed to travelling teams after soccer is shut down due to COVID-19. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
“Jeff Abbott sinks in a mass of mud where a tributary to Coon Creek earlier ran. The creek supplies 60 families in Youbou with drinking water.” (Lake News, Nov. 19, 1980)

Flashback: Winter tires, winter weather, watershed watch

Remember these stories from Lake Cowichan

“Jeff Abbott sinks in a mass of mud where a tributary to Coon Creek earlier ran. The creek supplies 60 families in Youbou with drinking water.” (Lake News, Nov. 19, 1980)
Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson Column: Shining lights make things alright

Not so much now that it’s getting soggy, but in the weeks…

Sarah Simpson
Capitals won’t be facing off against against anyone this weekend. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Valley Capitals’ weekend games postponed

The BCHL has announced the cancellation of all weekend games, including the…

Capitals won’t be facing off against against anyone this weekend. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A structure fire at Farmer Ben’s on Herd Road Sunday night called for crews from three fire departments to battle the blaze. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

UPDATE: Cowichan Valley egg farm cleaning up after devastating fire

Nearly 9,000 chickens killed in blaze at Farmer Ben’s

A structure fire at Farmer Ben’s on Herd Road Sunday night called for crews from three fire departments to battle the blaze. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A structure fire on Herd Road Sunday night called for crews from three fire departments to battle the blaze. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A structure fire on Herd Road Sunday night called for crews from three fire departments to battle the blaze. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Fire claims chickens, barn at Herd Road egg farm

Farmer Ben’s Eggs owns the facility

A structure fire on Herd Road Sunday night called for crews from three fire departments to battle the blaze. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A structure fire on Herd Road Sunday night called for crews from three fire departments to battle the blaze. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
“Truck and car meet on ‘new’ highway. Is there more danger now?” (Lake News, Nov. 12, 1980)

Flashback: A boy’s birthday food drive, Remembrance Day, and Highway 18 damages

Welcome to Lake Flashback. Reporter Sarah Simpson has been combing through old…

“Truck and car meet on ‘new’ highway. Is there more danger now?” (Lake News, Nov. 12, 1980)
NIFA 1 linzi clair front , back sabrina elliot

Defence keeps NIFA in it until the end

Div. 3 women lose third straight

NIFA 1 linzi clair front , back sabrina elliot
Madison Thomas manoeuvres the ball in the midfield for Cowichan United. (Citizen file)

Cowichan United loses defender in draw with Nanaimo

Chances aplenty but goals scarce

Madison Thomas manoeuvres the ball in the midfield for Cowichan United. (Citizen file)
Of course I took a photo of Slither after its rescue. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Sarah Simpson Column: To warm hearts, all you need is a stamp

I did something the other day that made my heart warm. I…

Of course I took a photo of Slither after its rescue. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Almost a year to the day of his disappearance, Lake Cowichan RCMP have announced they've found the body of Colin Court. Court was last seen fishing from his kayak on the lake. (Courtesy of Bill Court)

Body of fisherman who went missing a year ago recovered from Cowichan Lake

Two days shy of exactly a year from the day he went…

Almost a year to the day of his disappearance, Lake Cowichan RCMP have announced they've found the body of Colin Court. Court was last seen fishing from his kayak on the lake. (Courtesy of Bill Court)
The Steelheads’ Eric Nelson and 49ers Jai Irvine battle for the ball during masters soccer action Saturday night at Sherman Road turf. (Brook Lisson photo)

Cowichan Masters battle for Sherman turf supremacy

Cowichan 49ers prevail over Steelheads

The Steelheads’ Eric Nelson and 49ers Jai Irvine battle for the ball during masters soccer action Saturday night at Sherman Road turf. (Brook Lisson photo)
Fury’s Alex Smith.

Cowichan Farm Store Fury make it two in a row

Quw’utsun FC falls 3-0 to Sooke

Fury’s Alex Smith.
Candace Spilsbury continues on for another term as the Cowichan Valley Board of Education’s chair. (Submitted)
Candace Spilsbury continues on for another term as the Cowichan Valley Board of Education’s chair. (Submitted)